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Davey Evolution in-tank pump system AKA EVO MKII

Some years back now, Davey Water Products teamed up with Tankworks Australia (now Kingspan Water) to develop the EVO Mark Two pump system for rainwater tanks.  The EVO MKII is a compact solution that includes filtration chambers and a submersible pump connected via standpipe to the Rainbank water switch.  This system replaced the EVO MKI – also an in-tank system – from Whites International, comprising of a Rainsaver hydraulic town/tank water switching device, coupled with a DAB Divertron submersible pump. Professionally installed rainwater systems are low maintenance; but not NO maintenance. Common maintenance issues or problems you may find with the EVO rainwater pumping systems include blocked filter pulsing water (water hammer) when switched to town water supply town water supply lock out electrical dead short which will cause your Safety Switch to trip your power board. Having worked for Tankworks for a number of years, and maintaining a close working relationship ever since, Jim Steel of Water Tactics has extensive experience with the EVO systems.  Water Tactics offers EVO water system servicing,  trouble-shooting, spare parts, replacement filters and specialised testing equipment. We can provide a full assessment of your EVO MK I or MK II system and offer maintenance, repair and replacement services.  Ask Jim about a range of of alternative solutions for your rainwater capture, storage and water pumping...

Rainwater research flush with water saving potential

Recent rainwater research conducted in the United States indicates that almost one third of all potable water used is flushed down the toilet!  The research focused on four major cities: Philadelphia, New York, Seattle and Chicago. It suggests that urban rainwater harvesting could have a large impact on potable water conservation; potentially saving up to 80 percent of toilet flushes. Besides the water saving potential, the research also indicates that households could save up to 25 percent on their water usage charges. Read about the research in this article published by Brooks Hays via United Press...

India leads the way in rainwater conservation

While much of the western world takes water supply for granted, countries like India lead the way in rainwater conservation as they battle with the pressing issue of maintaining a constant, clean water supply to the population. Rainwater storage initiatives are particularly critical in areas of the world with extreme rainfall variations. A rainwater harvesting initiative in Kerala, India is helping to alleviate crucial water shortages. Roof-water capture is being encouraged to top-up underground wells to supply water during the seasonal build-up to the monsoon rains. Read this inspiring article “What India can teach the rest of the world about rainwater conservation” by Washington-based writer Ananya Bhattacharyya via Atlantic Media’s CityLab. Kerela, India is renown for its distinctive fishing nets, picturesque houseboats and large river systems. Despite the seeming abundance of water, critical water shortages occur during the dry season. Rainwater harvesting during the seasonal monsoon may help to alleviate the...